Ahmed Medhat Yakan

(1878 – 1944) an Egyptian minister, he held the position of Minister of Agriculture, Endowments and Foreign Affairs in various ministries, in addition to his assumption of the position of Governor of Alexandria in 1917. He is the first chairman of the Board of Directors of Banque Misr and one of its founders in 1920. Egyptian Senate.
its upbringing

Ahmed Medhat Yakan Pasha was born in 1878 and belongs to the well-known Yakan family, whose origins belong to the Macedonian nobles, and whose founder married the sister of Muhammad Ali the Great. He studied at the school founded by Khedive Tawfiq for his sons, then traveled to Geneva with Khedive Abbas, Prince Muhammad Ali and Prince Kamal, and when he returned to Egypt he obtained a secondary certificate, then traveled to France and obtained a Bachelor of Laws.

His life

After his return, he was appointed as an assistant prosecutor in the mixed courts, whom Boutros Ghali chose as his private secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He held the position of Governor of Alexandria from 1917 until 1919, when he was a personal friend of Sultan Fouad, at that time he was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Hussein Rushdi’s fourth ministry (April 22, 1919). He was one of the major owners, which qualified him to be one of the founders of Banque Misr in 1920, and then became Chairman of its Board of Directors (1920 – 1940).

He held the position of Minister of Awqaf in the first Ministry of Justice (March 16, 1921 – December 24, 1921), the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Land Bank, and a member of the Egyptian Economic Council, in 1922. He was a member of the Constitutional Liberal Party, which was founded in 1922, and took over The agency of this party in the first session of the Board of Directors, and the head of its newspaper company (Al-Seyassah).

He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs during the third Yakan Justice Ministry (October 3, 1929, January 1, 1930), and later became a member of the Senate.

He died in 1944.

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